My name is John Ortiz and I’m currently a P2 pharmacy student. Over the summer I was an orientation leader and currently serve as a content-focused copy editor for the Rho Chi Post, the service chair for PARE, and a career peer for Career Services. I also work at an independent pharmacy.
Currently, I’m interested in pursuing a career in medical writing or scientific communications. I find satisfaction in learning and presenting drug information and disease states. These career paths allow pharmacists to be heavily involved in developing literature and contributing to the overall therapeutic knowledge of the healthcare community.
I like making origami and food. Mushrooms, smoothies, eggs, and garlic steak are some foods I really enjoy. I’d like to learn how to make smoked salmon and dried strawberries, which are my favorite. I also like anime and manga (One Piece, One Punch Man, and Parasyte are some of my favorites). Occasionally I read books and visit Central Park or the American Museum of Natural History during school breaks. When the night is nice enough, I stargaze.